Hello, Thank You, and Don’t Lick Your Phone


I’d like to say, “Hi, I’m new here.” Well, I’ve been working in the Children’s Department for almost three months now, but I still feel new. My name is Lisa. Some of you may recognize me from the Job, Career, and Education Center on the 2nd floor of the Main Library.

Starting a new job is always exciting and a bit scary at the same time. Lucky for me, any fears I had were quickly squashed. Customers and colleagues alike have been very patient and welcoming as I switch gears from resumes to story time. So, thank you. Your kindness has not gone unnoticed.

Now, for a bit of advice…Don’t lick your phone.

Well, it’s not really my advice, it’s my son’s. One day he came home from kindergarten with a sheet of Mr. Yuk stickers and an assignment to label poisonous items in our home. After going through the kitchen, he very carefully picked up my cell phone and placed a sticker on the back. When I looked at him puzzled, he simply said, “Mama, you wouldn’t want to lick your phone now would you?” Words of wisdom from my five-year-old.

He’s now in second grade and the sticker is still on my phone. Well, not the original. I replace it when it wears out or falls off because every time I look at it, it reminds me of two very important things: My son amazes me every day and I really shouldn’t lick my phone.

So, next time you are in the Children’s Department at the Main Library, introduce yourself and share a funny story about the young person in your life. I’m the redhead with the Mr. Yuk sticker on her phone.

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5 Responses to Hello, Thank You, and Don’t Lick Your Phone

  1. Ryan says:

    this is sooo funny. i cant believe he did that!

  2. Janis says:

    I can’t tell you how many times I see a mother give there cell phone to there baby to play with and immediately it goes into the babies mouth! Yuk! Now if they all had Mr. Yuk stickers on there phone would they still do this? Maybe the phones should all come with that sticker already attached!

  3. Robrigo D. Gilmore says:

    I really think that, that was incredibly, wise and intelligent for a second grader.

  4. Robrigo D. Gilmore says:

    this story is good for other kids to hear. it would aloud them to explore their difference of knowledge.

  5. Lisa 2 says:

    Thanks for all of the great comments! My son was actually just in Kindergarten when he said this. He giggles that the sticker is still on my phone.

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